:: comment :: . . . this is where my thinking on democracy landed . . . it is local with universal dimensions . . . rooted in particiaption & informed trust . . .
"The analogy between the terms "global" and "universal" is misleading. Universalization has to do with human rights, liberty, culture, and democracy. By contrast, globalization is about technology, the market, tourism, and information. Globalization appears to be irreversible whereas universalization is likely to be on its way out." (CTHEORY.NET > The Violence of the Global by Jean Baudrillard translated by FranÁois Debrix)